Module Catalogues

Writing for Academic Purposes

Module Title Writing for Academic Purposes
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits .00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

This module is optional and open to all postgraduate students. Programme Directors may also designate this course as compulsory for students on their programme.
The main aims of this module are:
a) To examine and practice a range of advanced written communication skills in an English-medium academic environment;
b) To deepen and extend students’ understanding of academic English written research genres and stylistic conventions;
c) To develop students’ understanding of XJTLU’s Academic Integrity Policy and strategies to avoid plagiarism, collusion and the embellishment of data.

Learning outcomes

A Understand and use appropriate academic language, style and structure for research-oriented written communications;
B Demonstrate competence in writing for a research audience;
C Demonstrate competence in strategies to avoid plagiarism, collusion and the embellishment of data.

Method of teaching and learning

This module will be offered in Semester 2 of the academic year.
The teaching sessions are 1 3-hour seminar each week for 9 weeks.
As an hours-based module, students may miss no more than 6 class hours in order to be permitted to submit their summative assessment portfolio.
Throughout this module, tutors will use a variety of communicative language teaching/learning strategies to reach different types of learners.